Lucan United Football Club currently has 636 members (40 teams and a underage Academy). There is 28 School Boys teams playing in the Dublin District Schoolboy League, 10 School Girls teams playing Metropolitian Girls League, 2 Senior Teams playing in the Leinster Senior League and Over 35s.
Lucan United FC mission is to focus on player development by delivering a positive, high quality and enjoyable football education in a safe environment. We strive to ensure that players will have a variety of opportunities to participate in football at an appropriate level be it recreational, developmental or competitive.
We endeavor to enhance character and community through the game of Football. Integrated in this is the building of self-esteem, self-confidence, team work, respect for self and others, and all the inherent benefits of physical exercise.
Lucan United 2016-2017
Great start to 2017 with our 1st team taking on Shamrock Rovers in the Molly O'Toole Memorial Cup. We had a great turn out for the event with over 700 people in attendance to honor her memory.
Plus in May 3 Under 16 girls receive International Caps. Nicole Smyth, Kayla Brady and Leah Brady, having beaten Northern Ireland and Lithuania earlier in the week. The Girls are pictured with Sharon Boyle the Irish u16’s manager receiving their international caps.
Lucan United 2016
Over 35's win a second successive League title. Mini League Division 2 South. The player of the Year was Alan Lindsay and the management team was kevin O'Toole and Matt Finlay
Lucan United 2015-2016
Another Former Lucan United FC player Mark Travers signs for Premiership club Bournemouth FC in July 2016.
Lucan Receive Sports Grant and Planning permission to build full size all-weather at clubhouse.
Lucan United over 35s win League in their 1st season. Division 3 South winners. Player of the Year Gavin Nolan. The management team was Kevin O'Toole and Jason Kavanagh.
Under 16 Premier Girls narrowly beaten by Shelbourne in two cup finals.
DDSL Sunday U11D winners 2016
Lucan United 2014-2015
John Deleaney and John O'Shea visit the club at the start of the season
Conor Masterson is named U16 international player of the year and receives his award from Brendan Rogers
Under 14 Girls win the Molly O'Toole cup in a fitting tribute to our recently decest Player Molly O'Toole.
Our 1st Team win promotion finishing second and win the Gilligan Cup Final.
Conor Masterson and Jamie Aherne play in the Under 17 Europen Championships for Ireland
Under 18 Girls win the League Cup
Lucan United 2013-2014
This was the season we had 6 players obtain International caps. Conor Masterson, Brandon Payne, Josh Miller, Michael Dillinger, Sean Whelan Jamie Aherne and Tony archbald made is debut for the International Team.. This is an unbelievable achievement for them and Lucan United FC as a Club. Some of Players have also agreed to move abroad for next season. Conor Masterson (Liverpool) Brandon Payne (Celtic) Sean Whelan (Preston).
Our under 14 boys finished runners up in Major to obtain premier football next season. Not to be out done our second U14 achieved back to back promotions. Under 17 also gained promotion and will play in U18 super next season. Our small sided game continued to flourish with again major development of players througout the season. Our Academy has grown now to over 100 children registered all under the guidance of our UEFA qualified coaches.
This was a great season for the Girls section of the club. Lucan U16 winning the league and narrowly loosing out in the Umbro cup final. The U19 girls winning the title against Dunboyne 3-0 in a winner take all game and also winning the Youth cup. Our U14 finishing runners up and our U12 beating Malahide in play off to take the league title.. Plus U10 & U11s developing at a fast rate. On top of this a major Sponsorship deal obtained with McDonalds for this section of the club.
The Senior Saturday side also obtained back to back promotions. Our Sunday side made it all the way to the SEMi Final of the Metro cup in the 1st year 1b sides have taken part and lost out to Leinster Senior League Champions Crumlin United 2-0. This is a good platform to push for promotion in 2014-2015.
Lucan United 2012-2013
This was a great year for our school boy section with our under 15 Premier winning the Dublin Cup,
narrowly losing out in the All Ireland Final 1-0 to Cherry Orchard and finishing third in the league.
It also was a great year for our 13s with our Under 13 A team winning the league and our U13C team finishing runners up.
The Girls section were not to be out done as they took the Under 14C Metro title with a 100% record of wins.
New milestones also reached
Lucan Seniors move into their excellent new facilities Puma Park.
Two players signed Professional contracts with Conor Masterson signing for Liverpool and Brandon Payne joining Celtic.
Sean Whelan, Conor Masterson, Brandon Payne all playing for Ireland in a famous win over Juventus in Qatar.
Brandon Payne Sean Whelan and Conor Masterson captaining their country.
Joel Bekombo showing excellent performance in the DDSL Kennedy Cup Squad.
Mark Travers also been selected for the DDSL squad and the Ireland U 15 Squad Trials.
Abbey Shields & Aoife Brophy being selected for the Dublin Metro Girls squad.
Conor Masterson, Brandon Payne, Tony Archibald, Sean Whelan, Sean Quinn all making the U16 Emergent Talent Programme.
Conor Masterson on Standby for the U17 International Squad v Slovakia at the age of 14.
Conor Masterson, Sean Whelan, Brandon Payne Jamie Aherne and Josh Miller all making the Under 16 International Squad in 2013.
Our Academy continued to blossom with 4 excellent UEFA licensed coaches every Saturday morning.
Our small sided game developing at an accelerated rate which was most pleasing for the club.
Also our Senior DIV 3A Saturday team following up on last years Vere Dean Cup win with a league title 2012-2013.
The first Lucan team was started in the 50s and was called Spa Rovers. This was replaced in the 60s by Lucan Celtic and Dodsboro.
These two teams decided to merge in 1968 and eventually became Lucan United in 1969. .
Lucan was blossoming during these years with teams at every age group. The ladies football in the club having particular successes over the years including two of the members representing their country in the European Championship (Orla Rankin and Anne Maria McGoldrick).
In 1999 a decision to merge was taken with Intel Fc due to the fact most of Intel players were from Lucan.
This increased the amount of teams that Lucan United had playing as it had dropped dramatically over the previous few years and gave them a representation back in the Leinster Senior League which they had not had in years. This merger was probably more important off the field than on as it brought together two separate
small committees, which enhanced the organization of the now just Lucan United.
This plus the return of previous members and the addition of local residences gave us a very strong committee. Come 2002 Lucan started to grow at a rate of 25% a year. Although this was great for the club it was becoming a issue as facilities were poor. If we wanted to continue to expand the school boy section of the club we needed to improve the facilities as we were still using one container for dressing rooms for all the teams with no toilets, showers, or heat in the winter and only the space for two teams to change in,
It was imperative that the facilities were improved. Through the Sports Capital Program, and an aggressive fund raising campaign we were
able to build a top class facility. None of this would have been possible without the help of Minister Mary Harney TD & Derek Keating Councillor
and the co operation of South Dublin County Council in particular the Parks Department Michael Hannon.
Numerous other people have given their support along the way both financially and by giving their time.
adding new school boy teams every year. With the addition of fully qualified coaches we improved on and off the pitch. we were now providing good facilities and a structured approach to school boy football which allows development both technically and socially.
to make their way into the top leagues. The under 11B won their league for the 2007-2008 season and narrowly missed out
in the Pasley cup final to Wayside Celtic. The Under 9G and Under 8B1 also took the title that year and their was promotion for
the under 10A1 and the Major 1 Sunday senior side. Our Academy for under 7s now has over 60 members and was
producing the talent of the future.